Viet Nam: Prisoner of conscience, Le Cong Dinh (m)

Viet Nam: Prisoner of conscience, Le Cong Dinh (m)

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Index Number: ASA 41/002/2009
Date Published: 17 June 2009
Categories: Viet Nam

Human rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh was arrested at his office in Ho Chi Minh City on 13 June by Public Security police. He has been charged with "conducting propaganda" against the state, under Article 88 of the Penal Code. If convicted, he faces a three- to 20-year prison sentence. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.


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